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Re: General Domestic Issues

Postby musashisamurai » 09 Mar 2018, 23:36

OOC:

I suppose everyone would know this, but the combat uses plasma based weapons. In other words, you can get plasma swords (of different makes), plasma spears (basically a plasma sword with an extra 1-3 feet added to the hilt), and shields-arm or wrist mounted shields, not full-body shields.

As your a Venusian, he'd be placed into another body for the fight. In the same way, the others drink a serum that shuts down cybernetics, slows down ehnaced reflexes, and stops other enhancements from working.

No projectile-based weapons allowed.

Combat is to death or yield. This is real death, perma death; combatants are not allowed to be connected to Asgard for the duration of the fight.

Combat starts with the named Crown Prince (in this case Arjun II, until Lili is named Crown Princess next year). Challengers go in order from House Shah to other Great Families. They also go from least removed to most removed for families (same for if a lesser House challenges. Closer to the Lord/heir goes later). So for example, this time might go Lili/Arjun to Aadhya's son Arjun III (she is younger than Peter) to Peter's son Dmitri to George's (the king) brother Arjun II or his heir Lili. Then from that, to any potential challengers from the Great Houses.

There is no 'break' in between matches. Nor is anyone allowed medical treatment unless they yield. The only time delay in between matches is from when the Praetorian Consuls adjudicating the match announce the victor and ask for the next challenger.

Unless there is some great controversy or the heir is considered unworthy, Great Houses usually wouldn't challenge. Kinda destroys any ties or allegiances between you and the Royal Family, makes you considered untrustworthy at best, greedy and envious at worst. So in this case, I can only see challenges mounted if Arjun III (an aggressive, angry violent young man unsuited for diplomacy or leadership) or Dmitri (a Venusian outsider) seems to be the winner.

Also as a note, Dmitri will be the last of House Shah of Venus eligible. Elisa's (whose grandfather was King) will naturally inherit the Venusian throne; her children will be considered too far removed for consideration nor would they be considered Princes/Princesses of Pacifica like Eliza is. Eliza if she wanted to put forth her name would have to forfeit her claim to Venus and return to Pacifica. If Dmitri comes, he has the same odds as anyone else (Though better than the Crown Prince/Princess and Arjun III) as he has to face a tired combatant (potentially having fought two battles without medical treatment or recovery) to then however many warriors from the Great Houses come. This is also why the King may not choose to name his daughter and de facto heir Crown Princess since then she would have to start first whereas now, Lili goes last. I suppose its gaming the system, but being cunning enough to game the system that way is what makes George a good ruler.
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Re: General Domestic Issues

Postby musashisamurai » 09 Mar 2018, 23:54

Realized I need to do this again
Royal Family Tree

(Dates are accurate to a half year I round)

Arjun I (quite old-has opted out of his next Asgard resurrection cycle)
King of Pacifica, Grand Duke of India, Duke of Caladan, George, 76. Queen Miranda 74
--(Crown) Princess Liliuokalani, 29, Grand Duchess of Polynesia, Princess of Honolulu, pen pals with her cousin Eliza
--Princess Alicia, 27, Princess of Darwin, Grand Duchess of Australia
--Prince Arjun, 26, Prince of Auckland, Grand Duke of New Zealand
--Prince William (Miranda's mother is of House Dren after all), 26, Prince of Sumatra and Java (twins with Arjun III)
--Prince Matthew, 22, Prince of Reach

Prince Peter, Emperor of Venus, also 76 (married to Angelica Castelli, of Venus)
--Crown Princess Eliza, 20 heir to Venus
--Prince Dmitri, 15, her brother.

Princess Victoria, Grand Duchess of Eastern Valles Marineris, Princess of Da Vinci, 63 (married to Tiberius Zwecklin of Baun)
--Children (I'll ask Kingpie. If not Ill fill this in myself)

Princess Ekaterina, 70, Princess of Macau (Married to General Duohong IV of Kanzakis)
--Charverog (M. 33) (Soon to be Duohong V) (See note below)
--Hegriax (M. 28)
--Angela (F. 36) (NOTE-RedSun if she was 45, Ekaterina would have given birth before marriage)
--Mayah (F. 27)

Prince Arjun, King Consort of Burma, Grand Duke of Pacifican Southeast Asia, 66 (married to Queen Mya Alompra, Queen of Burma).
--Crown Prince Siddharth ("Success"), 27 heir to Burma
--Princess Maya, 25
--Prince Ashin (name means "Lord") 24
--Princess Anika, 19

Princess Aadhya, 65, Duchess of Goa and Maharashta, Princess of Mumbai, (No husband, 1 son-Arjun III of House Shah. Has killed two people for calling him a bastard, legal heir)
--Prince Arjun the Lesser (to distinguish him from his cousin), 40.

News:
Siddharth has married Gabriela Castani of Venus 3 years, and the couple has had one child so far, Prince George of Burma
Lili has married the son of the heir to House Atreides, 'Aukai Atreides, heirs to Dune and Reach as well as powerful lords on Mars (with Underhill as their main fief on Mars). House Atreides, although not a Great house, has wide influence over these regions and has served the former king on Caladan for years where they served before the First (our first king) recieved it as a fief.
There will be many other marriages to come. Im not listing all of them since for the most part, their children won't be princes or princesses. However, like the Hapsburgs, House Shah is basically all over India and Oceania now and each of these listed above is going to make their own cadet branch.

EDIT-
Note
Ekaterina was 34 when she married Duohong III. Even saying that they had their first child during teh first year of their marriage (rare but biotech), her oldest child would be 36. Since you made Angela the oldest, I'll make her 36 and move everyone else down proportionally. Everyone is now 9 years younger which makes them make sense.
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Re: General Domestic Issues

Postby Subotai45 » 10 Mar 2018, 20:39

(Venus will insist that its members are in the line of succession past eliza, fyi. Also as a reminder, every time someone is marrying a Venusian they're 18 or under)
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Re: General Domestic Issues

Postby musashisamurai » 10 Mar 2018, 22:05

You can insist whatever you want. We have a codified line of succession based on precedent from 3 living kings and the records of the older kings of House Kamekamemeha, passed by the Pacifican Forum and signed by the King of Pacifica. A Pacifican who would disregard law passed by the Forum is no Pacifican at all, and doesn't deserve to rule Pacifica. If the line of Peter Shah wished to become Kings and Queens of Pacifica, perhaps Peter should have tried harder and defeated his brother more.

Technically her children would be in the line of succession and are. However, Eliza and Dmitri both have around a dozen or more-or will by the time George dies-relatives ahead of them closer in the succession. Dmitri is simply the last relative that would be able to able to call himself a Prince of Pacifica and could challenge for the throne, potentially skipping many places in the line of succession.
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Re: General Domestic Issues

Postby musashisamurai » 18 Mar 2018, 02:13

Some major changes have been passed the King and approved by the Forum (as they were pretty huge)

The Inquisition is to be radically changed. The actual Inquisition will now be a part of the Praetorian Order, and Inquisitors will be a subset of the Praetorian Order, responsible for investigations, intelligence, and internal affairs. The budget of the Praetorian Order will go slightly in order to accomodate the additional Praetors and Praetorian Stormtroopers under command of the former Inquisitors.

Pacifican Intelligence will instead be ran by a new organization which will report to the Royal Family and the Inner Council of the Forum based on the below chart

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The Adjustments branch was the elite black-ops unit of Imperial Intelligence which answered to the King and the Inner Council directly. If a situation devolved to the point that the bureaus and their various branches were unable to control it, an Adjustment unit was sent directly by the Director to take charge of the situation and fix the problem. Orders to Adjustments were always verbal and written records of their missions were never kept

The Internal Organization Bureau (IntOrg), served as the internal affairs and internal security apparatus. Their goal was the security of Imperial Intelligence, both from an espionage and operations scale, as well as a physical security standpoint. Information inside IntOrg was heavily secured against unauthorized access by other bureaus, but no restrictions against other agents of IntOrg. This was a means for IntOrg to monitor itself: every decision, action or piece of data generated by a member of IntOrg was available for any other agent to examine. This lack of secrecy, and often privacy, made it nearly impossible for an enemy agent to operate within IntOrg

The Analysis Bureau responsible for handling large amounts of data from tens of millions of sources, searching for enemy activity by analyzing the patterns or trends in the data they handle and transmitting the information to the Intelligence bureau. Analysis also handled, examined and copied useful technologies, even developing a few of their own. The Analysis bureau had several branches that dealt with various areas including Crypto, Media, Signals, and Tech and Interrogation.

The Intelligence Bureau would take the data from the Analysis Bureau and run it by a group of experts to predict what the Empire's enemies would do next. The Sedition branch predicted trends of groups that offered resistance to the Empire. The Crisis Branch was not permanent but could be formed in times of crisis out of experts from the other branches. Sector branches existed for each sector or region of Pacifica or for certain areas deemed strategically necessary for analysis. The External Communications (ExComm) section managed the equipment that relayed emergency or high priority messages between the various bureaus of Imperial Intelligence, Military, Praetors, and the rest of Mobius.

The Bureau of Operations was the only bureau in the Imperial Intelligence to be called the "Bureau". The Bureau handled the covert operations which were beyond the scope or required greater resources than those of the average operations capabilities of local Imperial Intel assets. It was divided into six distinct divisions. The Surveillance division kept watch on serious threats to Pacifica or Mobius. Sorting through information and unerringly selecting suspects currently involved in anti-Pacifican activity, Surveillance did its job with surprising and deadly efficiency, despite their small size. HFPE Panopticon is used here /end. Counter-Intelligence was the counter-intelligence division of the Bureau and of Imperial Intelligence. While the Internal Organization Bureau performed counter-intelligence operations for the internal operations of Imperial Intelligence, CI focused on operations within the Imperial government as a whole. The Diplomatic Services (DiploServ)division of the Bureau amounted for a sizable portion of the personnel for trade and diplomatic missions found in the Empire, advising diplomats, Praetors, military officials and even members of the Royal Family or local regional leaders if necessary. Others were more clandestine agents, sent on specific anti-terrorism missions or to establish and organize system cells within their mission area.
-The Infiltration division where they were reassigned to the Intelligence Bureau where they would assist agents within the sector branches, and then later assigned to Sedition section . The agents would undergo intense training and exposed to mnemiotic drugs to enhance their learning. Those who survived with their minds intact acquired a great deal of knowledge, and were then transferred back to the Operations Bureau and assigned to Infiltration. They would be tested to see which mission profile suited them best. Face Shifters are also used very often.
-The Destabilization (Destab) branch was known as "the quiet branch." No one knew much about Destab's operations or personnel. They were, however, known for committing full-fledged atrocities rather than legitimate intelligence operations. Officially, Destab specialized in "taking the fabric which holds a people, society or government together and unraveling it." Agents from other branches suggested Destab's methods closely resembled "shredding." They instilled pure terror into a population, and destroyed any semblance of social order.
-The Assassination division was embraced by other agents, long considered a legitimate means of removal of key members of the opposition. Assassination's agents were trained to take every advantage, to use every trick and matter of subterfuge possible. Assassination was careful to select targets which mission success was probable. Their success ratio was much higher than the theoretical one.

The Imperial CompLink was the bureau that used software secretly installed on computers throughout the country to monitor electronic communications.

The Sector Plexus was the hub for all information processed by Imperial Intelligence. Sector Plexus maintained an enormous database filled with information on every Imperial Intelligence officer, their aliases, and their activities.
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Re: General Domestic Issues

Postby musashisamurai » 21 Mar 2018, 22:34

In lieu of the events happening elsewhere in Southeast Asia, Pacifica is loosening their already lax policies on immigration and on admitting political refugees, expecting many to come in from what is commonly referred to as NeoNam after the vote. The King and his brother Arjun II are in talks with other neighboring SEA countries about a regional refugee center to handle a possible crisis.
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Re: General Domestic Issues

Postby Subotai45 » 27 Mar 2018, 00:18

The Venusian Empire has chosen, in its supreme benevolence, to allow the human populations of Venus to depart for their homeland of Earth and leave Venus to her proper inhabitants. The formerly human-populated lands will be resettled by Venusian settlers to further integrate the Minor Principalities and the Commonwealth with the Empire proper.

EDIT: The humans will, have the choice of voluntary genetic assimilation in lieu of deportation.
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Trouble in The OR

Postby PrinceAli » 27 Mar 2018, 08:00

musashisamurai wrote:...Pacifica is loosening their already lax policies on immigration and on admitting political refugees....

Subotai45 wrote:The Venusian Empire has chosen... to allow the human populations of Venus to depart for their homeland of Earth....

...

July 17th, 4606.

From The OReporter (The Oriental Republic Reporter, the primary news agency of the newest yet already shrinking left-wing party of the OR's government, the Mitigators):
The OReporter wrote:Violent riots have broken out throughout the Oriental Republic for the fifteenth year in a row on this year's anniversary of the creation of the Oriental Republic, its 60th year as the weakest country in the Almighty's Pan-Asian Chosen Land....

September 23rd, 4606.

From The Mahayana Journal (Primary news agency of the center-right, dominant party, Therc's Seekers of Justice):
The Mahayana Journal wrote:The extremists among us (our frequent readers will know that the Mitigators are chief among these extremists) have, once again, supported a movement towards the opening of our holy borders to the unholies spreading their unbelievably filthy and unbelieving grime, their hoary hags of the north, their revolutionary "men" of the east, their robotic children of the south....In short, this movement must be stopped.

December 13th, 4606.

From The OReporter:
The OReporter wrote:Rejoice! The brother-and-sisterhood that you, the people, have fostered has passed the most important bill of this century into the law of the land! Late last night, votes were tallied by the UCAdmin for the Let The People In Act of 4606, and it was passed by a margin of over 3,000,000 votes, more than enough to show the power of the people when they get to have a say in what their government does for them.

...

"Hurry it up, Amika! They're on the stairs. We don't don't have any more time," Shun whispered furiously at me as I opened the ancient OR-AR Field (Oriental Republic-Augmented Reality Field) on my wrist. I began typing more furiously than Shun was whispering at me.
"I haven't even had time to start the report yet, give me a minute!" I quietly yelled back. He had walked over to the far window to see if we had any escape options. I already knew we had none: "our" government works fast to defend itself, if not its people. I continued typing: "...over 3,000,000 votes...."
Now I could hear the thumping of the red, spiked boots of the infamous Internal Police, and Shun walked quietly back to where I was standing, establishing himself between me and the door, raising his aug-arm, which was now fitted with a small, kinetic pistol. The outside noise stopped, and I stopped typing with the sudden calm, quickly sending what will likely be my last report.
Suddenly, the windows, door, and wall behind me seemed to burst, and I wasn't even conscious to feel myself hit the floor.

...

December 14th, 4606.

From The Mahayana Journal:
The Mahayana Journal wrote:The bastard child of the very same of Ontaic Therc, Amika Shoshun-Therc's The OReporter, has finally been silenced! OR police forces raided personal residency of the editor-in-chief of The OReporter late last night, for "spreading malicious and false content"....Members of the Universal Council's Administration are under investigation by both the Triumvirate and the Cardinal Court for blatantly miscounting the most resounding vote of support for our country's freedom from the known-to-be-possessed border crossers and ingrates....

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Re: General Domestic Issues

Postby musashisamurai » 28 Mar 2018, 06:02

In much smaller news, a startup called Honoulu Data Analytics, a consulting firm specializing in big data, cybersecurity, and information technology support has opened up. The Honolu Stock Exchange reported no significant effects from this startup, as expected. Its barely news, on page 19 of the Daily Tides

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In actual major news, the Royal Family and the Forum have passed a spending bill creating the Arsenal: a massive shipyard, port, fort, and naval base in Hawaii that will serve as the home port of the Pacifican navy. Inspired by Venice
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Re: General Domestic Issues

Postby jonisilk » 02 Apr 2018, 13:29

Breaking News.

Following a sharp decline in health over the last 2 years, the former Colombian President and current CEO of PCG Terra, has announced his intention to step down from his dutues.

Valdaramma's replacement will be elected from a pool of candidates to be presented to the people for their consideration in the upcoming elections.

The Ecuadorian-born Filepe Valencia, is believed to be among the front-runners, having already distinguished himself as a popular voice of the people, but he faces stern opposition from two other candidates, Guilermo Sanchez and Monica Pesantes, with equally impressive track records.

The governing body of the Corporation wishes to thank CEO Valderamma for his many years of loyal service to the people of South America and to the wider Corporation.

Valderamma had been influential in bringing the former CSR into the Corporation and overseeing the nations restructuring that followed, providing a much needed stability to proceedings.

Elections are to take place later this summer.

STORY UPDATE:

Filepe Valencia, has been confirmed as the new CEO of PCG Terra, after taking 38% of the vote.

At just 41, Filepe, is one of Earth's youngest heads-of-state, and is already a popular figure with young voters of Terra, many of whom are greatly excited by the energy and potential of their new CEO.

As Valencia is already himself a Member of the governing body, a second election will be held, which many believe will see Monica Pesantes, promoted to the governing body to fill out the vacant position on the board of PCG Terra (she only narrowly missed out on CEO with 35% of the vote, so many consider this second election little more than a formality).
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